record holder


: the person or thing that has achieved something no other person or thing has achieved : a person or thing that holds a record
He is the marathon world record holder.
They're developing an airplane that is expected to be faster than the current record holder.

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Recent Examples on the Web If true, that would make Tesla next model the world’s fastest accelerating production vehicle by nearly a half-second over the current record holder, the McMurtry Spéirling. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 28 Feb. 2024 World record holder Ryan Crouser launched a world lead in the shot put at 22.80 meters. Katelyn Hutchison, Forbes, 18 Feb. 2024 World record holder Usain Bolt may be the fastest man alive, but his girlfriend Kasi Bennett captured his heart with ease. Kait Hanson, Peoplemag, 21 Jan. 2024 Although Swift snagged the top spot for an individual, the ultimate record holder among all artists is a title still held by The Beatles, whose albums have spent 132 weeks on top of the Billboard 200. Shania Russell,, 1 Jan. 2024 Read Next: Fishing for Dinosaurs: Why the Ancient Bowfin Has a New Cult of Followers The bowfin’s certified weight of 10.62 pounds makes Noble the new state record holder by weight for the species. Bob McNally, Outdoor Life, 21 Mar. 2024 The new world record holder first fell in love with the sport in 2010 after attempting her first jump during a New Year’s celebration. Ben Church, CNN, 18 Mar. 2024 The previous record holder on the Nürburgring Nordschleife was the Tesla Model S Plaid Track Package. Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN, 11 Mar. 2024 The current record holder is Clint Eastwood, who won for Million Dollar Baby at age 74. 05 of 06 'Oppenheimer' could tie for the most wins in one night. Brendan Le, Peoplemag, 10 Mar. 2024

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“Record holder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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